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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 20, 2013 


Sierra Madre’s Public Library was the recipient of a one-time grant of $7,500 from the state library 
and was able to purchase over 400 new, print books. New books include children’s, teens, popular 
fiction, classics, non-fiction and reference materials. All new books are part of collections with high 
demand and high circulation. Library Director Carolyn Thomas said, “We made a real effort to 
acquire new versions of classics and we refreshed popular books with immaculate new copies. We 
also bought many Newbery and other award-winning children’s books as well as some reference 
books we would not have been able to afford otherwise.” Stop by the library and see the impressive 

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 Then look no further than the City of Sierra Madre’s Summer Fun in the Park. The program includes 
interactive presentations provided by local organizations and fitness activities. It is targeted 
for children 3-10 years of age but all ages are welcome to enjoy. The program occurs Tuesday and 
Thursday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 

For more info call Community Services t at 626-355-5728.

Tuesday Educational Program runs June 18 through August 13

2013 Community Services Department Newsletter |

July 23 – Socal Edison: Electrical Safety/Hazard Hamlet

July 30 – LA County Arboretum: Planting, Insects, and


August 6 – Los Angeles Zoo: Wildlife

August 13 – Police Department: Safety First

 Thursday Fitness Program runs June 20 through August 15 

(No class July 4)

 Get Active with CATZ (Competitive Athletic Training Zone) Sports fitness program that includes 
capture the flag, relay

races, and various games of tag. Don’t forget to bring your sneakers, shorts, t-shirts and water bottle!


For the period July 8-14, 2013

Monday July 8, 2013

Over a period of more than 24 hours, a resident received 53 text and voice mail messages 
from a former friend. The individuals had a five year relationship before breaking up. The 
officers interviewed both parties and completed an Annoying Phone Call Report. 

Wednesday July 10, 2013

At approximately 9pm, a resident (victim) was approached by an acquaintance (suspect) 
as he sat on a bench in front of 65 North Baldwin Avenue. The suspect was immediately 
confrontational demanding that the victim stand up and face him. When the victim stood, 
the suspect pushed him back onto the bench and then wrapped his arm around the victim’s 
neck. The suspect released his hold after a few moments but continued shouting at the 
victim. Three individuals, who were with the suspect when the incident began, then walked 
him away from the location. The victim did not sustain any visible injury but did complain 
of soreness to his neck. It is believed that the argument was generated by a dating relation 
each has had with the same female. 

Thursday July 11, 2013

Between 8pm and 11:45pm, unknown suspects entered a vehicle parked in the carport in the 
600 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard. There was no sign of forced entry evident and the 
owner was unsure if he had locked the vehicle. The suspect(s) ransacked the interior of the 
vehicle and removed miscellaneous items. A duffle bag that was removed from the vehicle 
was found a short distance away. 

Saturday July 13, 2013

At 6:30am, officers responded to the 00 block of West Highland Avenue to investigate 
a report of an unknown person sleeping on the front porch of a residence. The officers 
located the individual and found him to be intoxicated. The individual (male, 54 years of 
age) admitted he had consumed a few drinks earlier that morning and thought he was at his 
mother’s house. He was arrested for public intoxication. 


Beginning July 1, 2013 the offices at City Hall and the Community Recreation centers will be open 
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 5:30pm.

 The Council implemented the new open hours at City Hall and Community Recreation offices 
to offset for the reduced staffing levels implemented over the last five years. The adopted FY 
2013-2015 budget also includes additional consolidated job responsibilities as well as technology 
enhancements to continue to improve work efficiencies and effectiveness, in order to serve Sierra 
Madre citizens. 


Application deadline is July 25, 2013

The commission meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber

Staff Liaison: Danny Castro / City Council Liaison: Council Member Chris Koerber

Number of Vacancies: Two Terms available starting July 1, 2013

Current Planning Commission Applicants:

Buckles, DeMarzo, Diedrich, Frierman-Hunt, Stafford

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